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Good morning, Here's your Tuesday edition of Asia AI News! A hard-hitting story from the New York Tim
 
November 24 · Issue #338 · View online
Asia AI News
Good morning,
Here’s your Tuesday edition of Asia AI News!
A hard-hitting story from the New York Times filed late on Sunday about the use of Intel and Nvidia chips to power a supercomputing centre that tracks people under surveillance in China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region.
As pointed out by NYT, it raises questions about the tech industry’s responsibility (including many questions that tech companies don’t really want to be put on the spot about). Among other things, it neatly highlights how lagging government policy and regulation, even if followed to the letter by tech firms, provides little protection from government misuse, ethical risks or threats to corporate reputation.
However, this is not purely a tech issue, it’s becoming a reputational issue for a wide range of businesses from fashion brands Boohoo, H&M and Nike to Volkswagen, following years of reporting on human rights abuses in Xinjiang.
Scroll down for stories from China, India and South Korea.
Have a good day!
/Carrington

Startup News
Zhuhai dangles incentives to lure start-ups in four key industries under Greater Bay Area drive Zhuhai dangles incentives to lure start-ups in four key industries under Greater Bay Area drive
QA mentor acquires robotic process automation company in India
Robotics
China: Industrial robot sales drop last year
AI Policy
How Southeast Asia can mind the artificial intelligence gap
Ravi Shankar Prasad moots leveraging AI for voice-enabled interface of UMANG
Autonomous Vehicles
South Korea starts test on self-driving public transportation, delivery in Seoul and 5 others
CVG Airport partners with ThorDrive on driverless tech
Maritime
IIT Madras develops solar-powered autonomous survey craft for Indian ports, inland waterways
Smart Cities
Foster + Partners wins competition to design Guangming Hub, a new transport oriented development in China
Geopolitics
Intel and Nvidia chips power a Chinese surveillance system Intel and Nvidia chips power a Chinese surveillance system
White House weighs new action against Beijing
Economist: Biden should rescind Trump's trade and technology wars against China
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